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contra costa. >> county fire officials say the defeat of a parcel tax last november leaves them no option. >> in oakland, police overwhelmed by a wave of gang killings. today the chief told us what he needs to turn the tide. and in marin county, a first=ever gun buyback program runs into an unexpected hitch. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.empty fire stations in >> pam: empty fire stations contra costa county tonight. with not enough money in the budget - four fire-houses are now shut down. good evening, i'm pam moore. tonight - j-r stone is live where community members are expressing their concern. but, first grant lodes is standing by at the big board. to show us which areas are affected. grant? >> four stations close today in contra costa county. in martinez - station 12 on shell avenue. in lafayette - station 16 on los arabis avenue. walnut creek loses station 4 on hawthorne drive. and in clayton, station 11 on center avenue. kron four's j-r stone is live tonight in >> there is a community meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. directly b
because he's not going to do that. asking barack obama to not be a big spending high taxing liberal liberal, this is what we'll do we'll pass a year-long continuing resolution or national security, we'll pass a very short term continuing resolution for the department of labor, the department of housing and urban development, the department of the interior. there are dozens of places you can dramatically change spending without having to get involved in general crisis over the u.s. debt. >> mr. speaker i want to get your take on gun control, because as you know vice president biden is going to be delivering some 19 different recommendations to the president. also there is some controversy over the fact that the nra released a new itunes app that offers shooting practice and can be for children ages 4 years old plus. what do you think about that? >> we're having the discussions about gun control, over 500 people were killed in chicago last year the president's hometown. vice president biden doesn't want to go there, i'm trying to get the house to hold hearings
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. so when it comes to taxes, we're here to help you. that's why we have cpas, enrolled agents, and tax attorneys to answer your questions-- helping you get deductions for uniforms, union dues, and even the miles you drive for a job interview. you deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money. and we're here to help make that happen. turbotax-- the power to keep what's yours. try it free at turbotax.com. weather. tomorrow morning it will be a chilly start to the day. tomorrow will be another spare the air day. poor air quality. sunrise at 7:23 and temperatures on the cold side ranging from 28 to 42 in san francisco. by 8:00 tomorrow morning the temperature range will be 35-48. still chilly, but above freezing at least. dan and carolyn? >> thanks, spencer. >>> dunkin donuts is coming back to california. >> the owner wants to build 1,000 shops in the state starting with southern california in 2015. >> the donut chain started pulling out in the late 1990s, but the ceo recently had a changing of heart. >> the announcement sent consumers into spasms of elation on twitter. dunkin donut comin
and that is here, about $2 billion. >> and that is what that were sold on when they raised taxes, the idea of more money going toec. does it fulfill the promise? >> it provides $2.7 billion more to education and 500 million to higher education and that is where a lot of the support is and the governor made a contract. i think he has a contract with the voters and is willing to live up to that and ask for more resources and money and taxes. he got that and is not going to be responsible moving forward. >> and when we pass prop 30, it wasdoms day. we were going to see draconian cuts and now a surplus? did that solve the problem? >> the question is, were they telling the truth then? >> is that crying wolf then? >> it's not. this budget has $6 billion from the tax increase and without that $6 billion, we would be short that amount of money and we needed that to battlance the budget as the governor projected earlier. >> and we were up in sacramento on monday when the legislature got back together and we have a lot of new members up there and you couldn't recognize half of them and there is also, i saw
the city counsel stopped the increase of taxes. >> today, mavericks will begin get southing -- setting up the festival which is expected to be packed with visitors. >> way too many customers and probably not enough food. >> a high surf advisory has beenish issued. authorities are morning to be careful with the waves like this one. stay tuned coverage on the mavericks surfing competition. you can watch online at ktvu.com or use our mobile ap. >>> if you are heading out to the beach today, you want to avoid the water because the waves are coming in. >>> sure, the sneaker waves are exactly what they are called. they can wash you out, especially the little ones oen the beaches. be prepared if you are going out there. it's going to be a nice beach day, just be prepared. look at the golden sun, plenty in store. we will continue with the cool conditions at least in the next hour or so. a rapid warm up. here's a look at what we are expecting, anywhere from 8 to 10 feet today. out at mavericks for the afternoon tomorrow, the waves hitting 30 feet and above. it's going to be a great day to observe
to come how the a's rewarding manager melvin. >> caught on video. police officers lift a tax which their bare hands to save a trapped man. look at this. see more also here. >> biggest gathering on earth is now under way. stay with us. 7 news at 9:00 [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> well not only new york fin finest but may new york strongest. looking at amateur video of police officers lifting up a taxi that had just run of a man. officers apparently chasing the guy when he ran right in front of the cab. cops then literally lifted the taxi up and swung it away from the pinned man. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >>> huge redwoo
because property tax revenues have dropped and a tax measure pick up the cost of those lost revenues was voted down. >> tickets for a san jose sharks at regular season finally go on sale in just a couple of hours from now. jackie sissel is live outside of h-p pavilion that we can finally reach brand of the shark tank. >> game tickets are going on sale today. i have video from yesterday or this sharks to add to the eyes for the first time and public. this is good news and the tickets go on sale today at 10:00 a.m.. most people will go on ticketmaster and that is the best way to do it. because of how cold it is most people most likely stay on the computer at home. you can also to aid the pavilion. they will be handing out numbered wristbands. at 830 they would be read and trying to find out will go first and then people could start buying tickets at 10:00 a.m.. you can't get up to the end tickets per game and eight games. here we are almost half way through january and there are many sharks fans in san jose and it is an exciting day. >> i bet any high tea is a good idea for the fans an
share of taxes but he's another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. >> reporter: the white house had no reaction to this nra accusation. and the coming gun control fight the white house expects very intense resistance on capitol hill to a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and limiting the weapon magazines and the president will fight both but nd the biggest on fight is putting nk y gun sales under backglownd checks.ates >>> the leading "time" magazine cover shows michael bloomberg, vice president joe biden and former congressman gabrielle giffords who survived a shooting two years ago. for more on the politics john for more dickerson joins us now, john good mor good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start first with this new nra ad which criticizes the president as an elite ihypocrite crit and brings the president's daughters into the fight.the fight. is this getting personal? >> well it's already been pretty personal, but, yes, this is -- this is a very incendiary i message to the nra members and also, though, it's trying to
priorities. >> they are projecting a $2 billion short fall. the difference is due tax revenue projections n creased savings and repayments of loans. >>> more and more commuters are riding the bart to work. ktvu's rob roth is in san francisco at one of two stations that bart is taking a close look at. rob? >> reporter: it is the heart of the evening commute and we are here at the bart station, this is the busiest station in the system and many commuters say it is too crowded. but bart is looking at ways to make the commute more comfortable. >> reporter: commuters at the bart station say -- >> it is hectic. >> reporter: gets more crowded by the day. with 391,000 passengers taking bart each week day, ridership is at an all time high and the two most crowded stations are embarcadero and montgomery and that could get worse. ridership could hit $700,000 a day. >> bart staff is thinking about what type of solutions can we implement to address the growing capacity. >> reporter: such potential solutions could include escalators. make these seating areas smaller. it would save space. >> my only consi
for the new tenants. >> homes for people, tax revenue to schools. it'll be a true asset. >> reporter: developers claim they may let a few owners remain briefly. some owners are daring to be evicted. >> i'm saying because this is the state of california, the people's property right here. >> reporter: the state lands commission may some day reopen the outer marina. as of midnight tonight, sailors are more or less homeless. >> boating is an adventure. it's on to the next adventure for us. >> reporter: at midnight they plan some sort of civil disobedience. >> cool one again today. cold start. things start to warm up as we go towards the weekend. one of the things to note is it's going to be dry. look at the cloud movement here. it's going this way a bit. out here as well. that's the wrong direction for rain. that's where we are. we have a north-northeast flow in the upper atmosphere. way up there. that means temperatures are going to begin to warm a little bit. these are the highs from today. it did warm a little bit. cold in concord. cool in fairfield. it weres tomorrow will be warmer s
the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places and things they like. the new feature might lure back the 1.4 million people nationwide who closed their facebook accounts in
their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places and things they like. the new feature might lure back the 1.4 million people nationwide who closed their facebook accounts in early december
. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places andke. the new feature might lure back the 1.4 million people nationwide who closed their facebook acc
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to 6 inches. we'll get your local weather after this message. when you file your taxes. i read the whole 900 pages. it literally took me weeks. i will give you a tax and health care review. i know the law. i have the solution... and i can help you figure it out. we're going to see this through together. >> announcer: "today in the bay" weather is sponsored by bank of the west. >> 7:19 on wednesday morning. good morning. i'm christina loren. it's another cold start to the day. temperatures in the 20s and 30st. 28 in concord. 28 degrees in santa rosa to start. we are headed to the 60s. upper 50s bay side and at the coast today. we'll see temperatures climb as we progress through the end of the week. up to 68 degrees by the weekend. santa cruz getting warmer than that. mid 70s possible sunday. >>> and that's your latest forecast, guys. >> dylan, thank you very much. >>> crash course on what you should try to avoid touching as we enter the peak of this nasty flu season. >>> ryan seacrest up early, live in our studio. first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, one of the world's
hernandez. >>> amazon's fourth quarter report will reveal their role into the new sales tax requirement. some industry experts say the new requirement helps level the playing field with brick and mortar stores. >>> designers are shopping now for train cars and expect to have bids for the first section tomorrow. california system is also teaming up with amtrak which is planning high speed trains for the east coast. the two figure the combining buying power will lead to better deals. >>> a pilot from bakers field has suffered a lawsuit after experiences brain damage from a leak. the pilot was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in his hotel room. the pilot accuses the hotel owner, hilton of misconduct. >>> the lithium batteries caused -- the americans are federal safety investigators and two representatives from boeing. >>> american airlines unveiled its new logo today it is the first change in 40 years. the word american appears in large letters and there are red and blue horizontal bars on the tail. another change may be coming. american is expected to decide soon if it
is upsetting. i hope she goes to jail for this. >> wasting tax dollars and government money. we sitting police officers. >> i think that it was all try to get attention it was not smart. >> when it happens for real, the police there will not take it seriously next time. >> reporter: the next-door neighbors saying that despite the will allow the daughters to play with the neighbors' children. despite that she lied to authorities and that the neighborhood can get together and develop a neighborhood watch program. san jose, phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> jacqueline: of we have been george warmer weather for the last couple of days. hopper'upper 50s-with even 60s in some areas. still mild in a number of locations. a cemetery man allegedly selling guns out of his home. dozens of students in the east bay by the east bay were possibly impacted by the noravirus. and how washington is getting ready for the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration on monday. ... [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budg
will reveal their role into the new sales tax requirement. some industry experts say the new requirement helps level the playing field with brick and mortar stores. >>> designers are shopping now for train cars and expect to have bids for the first section tomorrow. california system is also teaming up with amtrak which is planning high speed trains for the east coast. the two figure the combining buying power will lead to better deals. >>> a pilot from bakers field has suffered a lawsuit after experiences brain damage from a leak. the pilot was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in his hotel room. the pilot accuses the hotel owner, hilton of misconduct. >>> the lithium batteries caused -- the americans are federal safety investigators and two representatives from boeing. >>> american airlines unveiled its new logo today it is the first change in 40 years. the word american appears in large letters and there are red and blue horizontal bars on the tail. another change may be coming. american is expected to decide soon if it will merge with u.s. airways. for what it's worth u.
generations. i have also said we need more revenue with tax reform and closing loopholes bird taxes for the wealthiest americans. we can solve the deficit issue with out sacrificing our investments in things like education that will help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue. they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they do not think it is fair to ask a seen here to ask pay for more for his or her health care or decide to shut down life saving research so that a multi millionaire investor can pay less in tax rates and then a secretary. they do not think it is smart to protect and less corporate goals and tax breaks for the wealthiest americans rather than rebuild our roles and schools and invest in our they want us to get our books together in a balanced way. everyone does their part. that is what i want as well. that is what i propose. we can get it done, but we will have to make sure it that people are looking at this in a responsible way rather than just through the lens of powerful mess
announcement. it sounds like a great deal but keep in mine, walmart will get big tax breaks and critics say what they are offering won't necessarily get vets back on their feet. call it a campaign for good will. in addition to touting everyday low prices, walmart is now offering jobs to veterans. >> i think this is really good news. >> reporter: lance frederick of the department of veterans affairs reiterates the sentiments. veterans make hard working loyal employees but he is concerned about the caveat to hire any honorably discharged veteran. it only applies within one year of active duty. >> i think that's unfortunate that they limit it like that. >> reporter: he says most vets first want to take advantage of the free education offered through the g.i. bill. after three or four years, you might have a vet who is now educated and ready to enter the workforce. >> certainly. when they come back you're a little out of sync with the civilian population it takes a while to get back into the swing of things. they are ready to go to work but they are not e
approved the tax measure this past november. some of the prop 30 revenue is earmarked for higher education. but as of now, the csu and uc boards could still raise student fees. >>> a new national study suggests the more money parents contribute to their children's college education the lower their grades. a sociology professor telling the "new york times" the effect is modest, not big enough to make the students fail out of college. but she said it is surprising because parents assume that more money they give the better the child will perform in school. >>> the feds are putting new rules in place aimed at protecting homeowners from companies that collect their monthly mortgage payment. the consumer financial protection bureau says today it will require those companies to provide clear monthly billing statements, give advance warnings about interest rate hikes, and actively work with the owners to avoid foreclosure. home foreclosures fell in 2012 compared to 2011. foreclosure alsoings firm realtytrac says about 671,000 american homes were repo
. officers were chasing the guy. he ran in front of the cab and got hit. the cops lifted the taxes ease and were able to spring it -- swing it sideway autos former president bush left the hospital today after spending two months being treat forward a lingering illness. he ended up in the hospital the day after thanksgiving with, a brompk kitis related cough. the 88-year-old spent a week in intensive care to treat a fever. doctors wanted to keep it from worsening into knew moana. at 88 is he america's oldest living president. >>zkymÑ on to business news now. dell may be going private and hairs of apple dropped today. >> emily chang is live with that and more in the bloomberg after the bell report. hi, emily. >> good afternoon, larry, carolyn. shares of apple diving hitting the lowest noint nearly a year, falling below $500 a share to $498.51 then rebounding at the end of the day, butf&.t still dn nearly 4%. for the session. this coming as japanese media reports apple has cut orders for iphone parts frf suppliers. saying apple has only ordered about half of the 65 million iphone 5 displa
are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama deman the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair shir of security. protection for their kids. and gun 43 zone for ours. >> experts say the provocative attack ad shows how emotionally charged and personal the debate of gun control is becoming. no comment on this from the white house tonight. >> mean time national rifle association is experience ago big spike in membership. more than 250,000 people have signed up in the last month. group says people are scared by new legislation restricting firearms. that may true but since december the nra is offering big discounts to john. life time membership usually cost 1,000 dollars. it's now 300. year worth typically runs 35. it's now just 20 dollars. >> still ahead tonight on abc 7 news at 9. san jose state big first step toward overhaul of college as we know it. find out how california trying to make higher education more affordable. that's not the right clip but you get the idea. >> eviction day at peninsula her borrow. appe
and federal tax incentives that can bring the price down thousands. >> the fat cats on wall street can learn something from a house cat named orlando who was pitted against professional investors in choosing stocks last year to make the picks he threw his toy mouse on a board with options and he earned $800 compared to $470 for the pro's. >> if attitude is everything we can learn something from a newborn panda cub. check out this picture. a great way to start the day for the giant panda who is more eager to check out the world. he was fed by the handlers at the chinese conservation area. he is saying hello. >> we have breaking news in the east bay with the battle of a structure fire not far from ear. amy hollyfield has the latest information from the firefighters right now and we will check with her ahead. >> lance armstrong comes clean, the admission he now is making and what it could >> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> at 5:29 we follow breaking news. a pier fire. >> amy joins us live from the scene. what have you learned, amy? >> i tried to figure if you can see anyt
tax bills or directly to the garbage companies. officials estimate the collective savings to san jose taxpayers could range from several hundred thousand to $3 million. >> muni directors in san francisco have unanimously approved a $24 million contract to upgrade the transit agency's decade old communication system which involves improving nine metro stations with better platform displays and public dress system and monitoring the 26 power substations used for trolls and buses and light rail. there is will be a new broad band debt work to connect underground infrastructure which includes upgrading the extra patrol system. the work will take about a year and a half. muni awarded the contract to a fremont company. >> the maverick surf competition to, -- could, maybe, take place this weekend. organizers will know by friday or saturday if the conditions are right for surfing. if sunday is not a go they will keep watching. the window for the forecast is open until march 31. 25' is the minute but they prefer 30' or 40'. >> they prefer as big as they can get. >> they would still ride it at 1
or get tax breaks to hire people who live in the city. right now they only have to consider hiring san francisco residents. just consider that. >>> commuting in luxury during this mornings bart and ferry rides. think complimentary massages and gourmet treats. representatives will be pampering riders of the golden gate ferries and people at the powell, embarcadero, and montgomery bart stations. >>> the mavericks big wave surfing competition could be held in half-moon bay this sunday. organizers say there is a big swell coming but they won't know if the conditions are exactly right until about 48 hours before the event. spectators won't be allowed on the beach this year because of safety concerns. organizers say the best way to watch is online. >>> do you see a wave of traffic on 280 and 80? >> i like that. very creative. >> he's good. >> we're looking at the commute on 280 northbound. i always want to hear about this because it gets busy later. it looks good right now. i also want tory mind you there was a -- remind you there was a big rig that reports there were shots fired at his truc
show rooms. right now it starts at $39,000 before tax incentive. my son announced the price cuts this week. >> thank you, jane. >> we want did know what we should get from the atlanta mayor when we win the championship game? >> you mean the bet? we offer better stuff back in 1987, the baseball conference championships, between st. louis and san francisco, the radio station offered crab and we offered toasted ravioli, the station i was working at in stimulus. we always offer better stuff. >> what do you think? >> pitching your ideas on facebook this is from my wife, she she wine from california and boiled peanuts. boiled peanuts. our a salty cured ham or sour dough or peach cobbler. >> that is bett. >> more comparable. thanks for playing, everyone, keep it up on facebook. here is what we are talking about weather-wise, looking down and it is breezy and clear sky out there and live doppler 7 hd shows detecting the clear, dry air this morning and the fact that there are in clouds so a beautiful sunrise around 7:25 this morning and the temperatures, how should you dress before you le
cigarette taxes in the last dozen years. at least two bay area cities are doing well in the fight against smoking, the lunch association gave both san francisco and oakland b grades for their efforts. >> the flu spreads across the country, a study confirms important news for pregnant women. researchers have found that the flu shot is safe for mothers-to-be with no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus. they say it could prevent some deaths of fetuses confirming what officials have been urging that pregnant women get the flu shot. the study is in the new england journal of medicine. >> if you have seen gloves or socks to make your skin softer, now there are spa denim jeans, with the legs feeler softer up to 15 days after you wear them the first time. they run $140, of course, and are available online. >> we made you read that story to see you sweat. >> i am a professional. i do this for a living. >> coming up next at 6:00, yelp, then for reviews on businesses, right? now the website is expanding with new information users can now get. >> we are following breaking n
sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department with its money. moore says he decided if he didn't have the support of city officials, it was time for him to go. san jose by the way has not yet named a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> 49ers fever sweeping the bay area. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big games like this they usually bring in extra staff to happened l the crowds and make sure the beer is flowing. bay area fans have been stocking up on 49ers memorabilia. they plan on wearing their jerseys to cheer the team on when they take on the falcons on sunday. this is the second year in a row the niners made it to the nfc championship. they are one game away from playing at the super bowl in new orleans. we talked to fans this morning. >> i would love to go to a sports bar. so me and a couple buddies plan to wat
and the doping admission, and our tax runs, has cheating become our national pastime? or has it always been this way and now it is harder to find? america's cheating epidemic. we will talk about that today >> welcome back on friday morning. new developments in the hostage situation in algeria. cnn reports that the united states air force is evacuating hostages from the b.p. gas complex in algeria where a battle has been going on for two days. algerian officials say special forces killed 18 of the islamic militant kidnappers. six people from the plant have been killed and five americans have reportedly escaped. we got word this morning from the associated press algerian state news says 60 foreign hostages are unaccounted for and negotiations have resumed. >> new worries. the battery maker behind boeing 787 dreamliner supplies batteries to nasa. >> a new reason to be less worried of those airport scanners. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, the body scanners at the aiport are going away that are too revealing after a $5 million contract with a company that makes the
'm a prisoner within my own home. and that's unacceptable. because these are citizens that have paid taxes all their life and yet going around making excuses, i have all types of guns. you know, i'm not doing anything about it. and that's the issue here. >> yeah, and i would like, i want to point out that stop and frisk is a politically triggered wording. but the fact is, police departments, san francisco and oakland, they do it. and they do stop ask searches. >> they have the chp, the mayor brought the california highway patrol in and they're patrolling east and west oakland and pulling cars over for minor infractions and basically frisking them. >> that's the thing, a minor infraction first. with stop and frisk, the policy would be that you have the ability to stop and frisk a suspect just because you believe that they might be up to something. >> and some of that is going on. we just, we call it targeted enforcement. that's what they talked about. >> and the highway patrol has no problem doing that. >> but you're pulled over for something initially.
a risk to public safety. >>> many jobs and programs are being saved thanks to governor brown's tax initiative. they no longer plan to get rid of all librarian positions. art and music teaching jobs are being saved. they need to implement five furlough days and increase the personal income tax on high income earners and increase the sales tax for four years. >>> this is raising questions about who will inspect the construction work on the first section of california's high-speed rail system. the current plan calls for whoever lands the contract, construction will also have to hire the inspectors. and they will report to the rail authority but the engineer's union said will could be a conflict of interest. and independent inspectors are needed. high-speed rail officials said it will be rigorous and the agency will be able to add more inspectors if necessary. >>> san mateo transit district will buy new hybrid buses. they have been in service since the 1980s. sam trance said it will save fuel. >>> thousands of meat and poultry products are being recalled because of possible listeria co
is accused of side- stepping millions of dollars in taxes by making faust claims about buying large amounts of jet fuel from an office in rural illinois. united officials deny wrongdoing. >> it might be good the 9ers are away this weekend. the san francisco police could use a break after saturday's game. 92 people were ejected from the packers-9ers game. 25 more were arrested for being drunk in public and two for auto burglary. >>> the national hockey league is going to have a season. the sharks opened training camp yesterday and fans greeted the team in san jose. the sharks open up the regular season next sunday night on the road at calgary. the players have a new contract and the lockout is finally over. >> i'm glad they finally put their differences aside and decided to come back and give the fans what we deserve, a hockey season. >> we were upset with the lockout. hockey is a huge part of our household. and when we heard that there was a lockout, we quite literally didn't know what to do with ourselves. >> well, the season is being shortened to 48
brown's budget today. the findings, the budget is balanced thanks to increased tax revenues. the analyst also praised governor brown for emphasizing fiscal restraint. >> a high-profile autopsy report revised. still ahead, the twist in the investigation into the death of natalie wood. >> iphone 5 not selling nearly as well as expected. how sluggish demand led to a low point for the cupertino company today. >> fine play-off performance breeding a twitter trend. the 49ers tribute called kaepernicking. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to
tax increase. >>> the san mateo city council is ordering a convenience store to close just weeks after it opened. neighbors of the 7-eleven on north san mateo drive complained that it was on property that is zoned residential. the city council agreed and voted last night to shut the store down. an appeal is expected. >>> 6:09 now. the tanker that scraped a bay bridge tower last week made a sudden change in course right before that crash. the ship was on course to pass between the c and d towers on the bridge but the bay area news group reports it made a quick turn to the right to go between the d and the e towers instead and that's when it bumped the e tower. >>> settlements are expected in more than 300 claims against pg&e after the san bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people. attorneys think those cases will be settled in the next three months as the utility hopes to avoid going to trial. already 120 cases have been settled through mediation. >>> and today lance armstrong confirmed what a lot of people have believed all along. >>
in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> oakland police investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man. it happened about 8:00 last night on crest avenue. neighbors say they heard about 30 rounds from what sounded likes an automatic assault rifle. the victim ran. he was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. so far no arrests have been made. >>> well, oakland's police chief and the mayor, they are working now to stop the surge in violence. 11 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, six people have been killed so far this year. the police are blaming a lot of the violence on a feud between rival gangs. it started when a young woman was killed last summer. since then, howard jordan says gangs have been responsible for about 90% of the violent crime. >> we know that's probably 1%, 2% of the population causing this violence. we're focused on them. chief jordan says the police department is already getting help from the chp. he plans to have more police academies and also add 70 officers.
on crime. but many tax ticks that braten is used for -- tactics that bratton is used for were voiced at the city council meeting. [inaudible] >> i say it's time we prosecute the police police -- the police -- [ applause ] >> reporter: the new plan includes hiring brat on -- bratton for $250,000. >> i would say the oakland police department's track record of brutality in murder in my eyes and oakland residents does not deem them fit to create a plan of violence -- rear duesing -- reducing. >> if you really want to hear what he has to say, why don't you buy his book on am ma zahn? [laughter] >> we have an obligation to treat people with dignity and respect and they have an obligation to treat the police with dignity and respect. it works both ways. >> reporter: the plan includes more funding for the police academy to train more officers, hiring 20 police service technicians as well as 11 alameda county sheriff deputies. all of these proposals came from two council members in the wake of the shootings in just an eight-day stretch that left six people dead. the public safety commission
with a very high risk. others, mostly south in san francisco do not show much danger. i could tax and engineers who made the list were looking for wood frame, older and shorter buildings. they say they have the most potential for collapse or sustaining damage during an earthquake. >> a live look the san mateo bridge and everything looks quiet in clear right now. >> as we take a look at the temperature is right now it is north of the shot that we are seeing very cold conditions. concord is at 28 degrees at the freezing mark and livermore. downtown san francisco and waking up to 44 so a mild start there. 43 in hayward and upper 30s in oakland. at 10 mi. of visibility at s f o and there or are no flight delays this morning. santa rosa the visibility is down to 3 mi. heavy fog also falls into the livermore at valley. keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. we applaud the contend with in the north bay and temperatures are a little higher this morning so there's more moisture in the air. the good news is later on today we are certainly looking to see an improvement
. and in light of our current state of the apartment with the lack of resources. it was taxing on all of us. people the corresponding to this investigation and more importantly to the public. >> reporter: this is from yesterday. these are pictures from the woman from the garage. she would not allow us this only as this close. they are not saying what the red flags were. but they say that this is an ongoing criminal investigation. the woman's name it has not been released and is not being and george. however, this case is being afforded to the district attorney. she could be facing charges of filing a false police report. they however, still that to take these cases seriously. reporting live in san jose, rob fladeboe, kron 4 news. also in the south bay, a new sketch of a man wanted for trying to snatch a child at a mall. more on the police search for this man - tonight at six. >> the flu has claimed the life of its first bay area resident this season. an elderly woman in santa clara county.. so far, there have been at least four other flu related deaths state-wide. one in sacramento, one in
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